Lord Sharkey said, "If my Bill becomes law, as I hope it will, then this will finally go some way towards acknowledging the debt we all owe to Alan Turing and grant him the free pardon he so clearly deserves."
Such is Turing's legacy: that of a nested chain of pretenses, each pointing not to reality, but to the caricature of another idea, device, individual, or concept.
Turing's biggest proof was its own limitation: computers can do more than imitate men.
Everyday life in the 21st century is a barrage of Turing tests -- and it's pushing us all to find a voice that is distinctly our own.
Thoughts on a war hero whose country turned on him
John Turing's meditation on the life of his younger brother Alan. "He lived ... in some strange world of his own, full of nervous tensions of which we lesser mortals know nothing."
Charles Darwin and Alan Turing, in their different ways, both homed in on the same idea: the existence of competence without comprehension.
Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman honor the computer scientist Alan Turing by recreating his calculating machine with LEGOs.
For years the Turing Test has been used to compare humans with computers. Now sociologists are using it to compare humans with each other.